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Fire destroys land surrounding iconic Almayate black bull sign

The flames in Almayate.
The flames in Almayate. / CORREO DE LA AXARQUÍA
  • The cause of the fire is being investigated

A wildfire which started at around midnight on Wednesday has destroyed between five and six hectares of land surrounding the iconic Almayate bull.

Firefighters from both Vélez-Málaga and Rincón de la Victoria attended the blaze, which was under control by 3.30am on Wednesday.

Strong winds are said to have helped the fire spread rapidly.

The cause is being investigated.